When George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, there were many cries of protest in various forms. Some took to the pen while others took to the street. In the days after the verdict several of Hollywood’s leading black actors gathered to record a tribute to the young man–and others like him–entitled,”Little Black Boy Wonder.”
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On Saturday July 13th, ICON MANN Black Men in Entertainment and Multimedia hosted its Summer Luncheon just hours before the Zimmerman verdict was delivered. As news of the acquittal spread actor Omari Hardwick penned a poem entitled “Little Black Boy Wonder,” and invited several of the attendees to recite various parts of it on camera to create a moving tribute to Trayvon.
“My belief in us, as the human race, sharing the same planet, motivated me too create LITTLE BOY WONDER a Dedication to Trayvon Martin,” Omari told Cocofab.com. He was joined by Eriq Lasalle, Marlon Wayans, Bill Duke, Wesley Jonathan and many more. Watch the finished video below and be sure to visit TheUrbanDaily.com’s YLM PRoject(“Your Life Matters”) on Facebook and Twitter.
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#FightingForTrayvon: Images of Nationwide Protests
1. Protestors converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York. (Photo: AP)1 of 16
2. A BART police vehicle is vandalized during a protest after George Zimmerman in Oakland, Calif. (Photo: AP)2 of 16
3. Workers board up windows at Flora restaurant in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Sunday, July 14, 2013, following protests. (Photo: AP)3 of 16
4. Demonstrators march through the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan in New York, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (Photo: AP)4 of 16
5. A window is smashed at a Chase Bank in Oakland, Calif. (Photo: AP)5 of 16
6. Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)6 of 16
7. People gather Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C., to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)7 of 16
8. Protesters make their way down Washington Ave., from Grand Circus Park in Detroit to the Federal Building during a protest against the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)8 of 16
9. James Brewton, 39, from Brandon, hoists his portrait of Trayvon Martin along with a group of about 175 as they gather at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. (Photo: AP)9 of 16
10. Demonstrators cross Marietta Street in Atlanta as they march in protest. (Photo: AP)10 of 16
11. A bag of Skittles candies hangs out of the pocket of Latressa McVey, 35, of Atlanta, during a protest. (Photo: AP)11 of 16
12. Tabatha Holley, 19, of Dawson, Ga., chants as demonstrators march in protest as a police cruiser follows. (Photo: AP)12 of 16
13. Abdul Kebbeh, 6, holds a sign at Westlake Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in downtown Seattle. (Photo: AP)13 of 16
14. Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)14 of 16
15. Nichole Mitchell wipes away tears during the sermon at a youth service at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla. (Photo: AP)15 of 16
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